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#1 of 41 Old 03-14-2005, 01:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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...but...what do you think of the name Felix?
I know, I know...the cat, right? :LOL

I love old guy names. My sons name is Truman and I want to name the new little one something similar. I the name Henry, but my SIL beat me to that one. My dh thought of Felix. I kind of like it. What do you think or any other old guy name suggestions? :LOL

Oh, if we have a girl we like Eleanor...an old lady name.

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Felix makes me think of cartoons...not old men. How about this one.....Sherwin? That is a very old name.......I know cause my grandpa was named that and he was OLD! :LOL

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Yeah I can't say I love Felix. The good news is though is that I'm sure today's kids would never make the Felix the cat connection so maybe it doesn't matter. Love Henry! Too bad you can't use it.
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I had a cat named Felix.

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I LOVE the name Felix!

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What about Frank?
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I like Felix. I happen to know a Felix in his 30s and he also has a Felix Jr (son).

Hmmm... some more old man names?

Edwin
Edgar
Jack
Vernon
Lewis
Carl
Oh and you can't forget "Earl"
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Harrison doesnt necessarily sound "old" to me but it does seem to go with Truman. Well, I dont know, but I'd put them in the same category of names. I guess maybe that's because they can both be last names.
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We have a som who is very persnickety, and we call him Felix. (For Felix Unger.) What about Oscar? I like the Carl suggestion as well. Jasper?
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Felix is a great name, and IMO classics like it are making a huge come back.
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I know a kiddo about five who is named Felix, I believe because his dad's online name was Felix? At any rate I think it's a great name, classic but uncommon.
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I think it is a nice name. If you want a couple other old male names how about Clarence and Leland.

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I the name Truman!! Felix is great as well. I second the suggestions for Oscar or Jasper and would add Oliver to the list of potentials.

But really if you both like Felix I would go with it. I don't think "cat" at all!
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I have a friend who has an Oscar and a Kirby.

I would suggest Jerome (Rome), Arnold, Wayne, Duane, Hiram, Alasdair, Aloysius, Wallace, Sheriden from mine and my husband's family tree.

And Archie We are arguing about this one. I just want Archie, and DH wants Archibald on the birth certificate.

I am lobbying to use one of his great great grandpa's names as a middle name.. Greenbury!
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I love the name Felix! But then again, my son's name is "Ernest George" and I have a daughter "Pauline," so I may not be the best judge. :LOL

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I really like Felix. It reminds me of Felix Potvin who is a goalie in the NHL. But then again, I'm Canadian, play hockey myself and used to babysit a boy who thought that Felix Potvin was the BEST goalie in the world so I may be a bit biased :LOL

Felix is a great name.
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I do like Felix. It has grown on me more overnight. I also like Lewis and Oscar. I really like Oscar. I also love Truman (lol if you saw my earlier post that will be our son's name... Truman Robert.)

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I like Felix. Would also go for Harry, Oscar, George, or Silus.

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Also LOVE LOVE LOVE felix. We are considering Angus and Jasper if it's a boy which are also kind of an old man's name. I currently really like Lincoln as well (would call him Linc) but DH is not so sure. Dashiell is another one (call him Dash).

But Felix is GREAT!

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Felix is cute! I have an 'old' name for ya, it was my grandfathers name...and I LOVE IT..HUDSON. He was Hudson Guy Brock. My brother is William Guy...

oh, and my little boy is Jack!

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Felix is sweet.

I was also going to suggest Silas as an "old man" name.
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That is a very old name.......I know cause my grandpa was named that and he was OLD! :LOL


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Harrison doesnt necessarily sound "old" to me but it does seem to go with Truman. Well, I dont know, but I'd put them in the same category of names. I guess maybe that's because they can both be last names.
Harrison is one of our favorites...but the reason it sounds like it goes with Truman is because of Harry S. Truman. :LOL It took me forever to realize that. :LOL So we decided against Harrison. I do love it though.

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Felix is cute! I have an 'old' name for ya, it was my grandfathers name...and I LOVE IT..HUDSON. He was Hudson Guy Brock. My brother is William Guy...

oh, and my little boy is Jack!
OMG! Hudson is the name of my dh's great uncle. That is an old name. We thought of that, but I don't like "Hud". Reminds me of cud(as in Cow). :LOL

Thanks so much for all the great input. The more I have heard you all say it...the more I am loving it. Felix just sounds right to me. Although, I am loving Lincoln and Jackson. hmmmmm....Thanks mamas!

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I love Felix-- wouldn't have thought of it, but I think it's great!

And NONE of your son's peers will know the whole "cat" thing!

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I like Felix! I also have a friend named Felix, but it doesn't make me think of old men...he's a very hip 30-something
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Harrison is one of our favorites...but the reason it sounds like it goes with Truman is because of Harry S. Truman. :LOL It took me forever to realize that. :LOL So we decided against Harrison. I do love it though.

:LOL oh yeah. :LOL
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I LOVE the name Felix! DP won't let me use it. He's difficult about names

Old man names... Humphrey! I am also forbidden that name.
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If it's any consolation, I had a cat name Eleanor and that's our girl name as well.

eta - I like Felix just fine.

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Felix is very sweet!! Actually, in the last year, two women I know named their baby Felix and everyone LOVES it!!!
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Harrison doesnt necessarily sound "old" to me but it does seem to go with Truman. Well, I dont know, but I'd put them in the same category of names. I guess maybe that's because they can both be last names.
That, & both were Presidents. Harry S Truman & William Henry Harrison (or Benjamin Harrison, if you prefer).

I kind of like Felix, but that's because I know a Felix. I think it means "happy" or something of the sort.

If you're looking for old names, you can go to http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ and search the most popular names for 50, 60, even 80 years ago or more. Honestly, though, popular boys' names don't change too much. The only ones out of the top 10 of the 1900s that you don't really hear anymore are maybe Edward, Frank, & Henry.

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Hmmm, we are seriously considering Felix if this one's a boy. Trouble is, our ds is called Oscar. I love the way they sound together but (in case you haven't cottoned on) that was the Odd Couple, Oscar and Felix! Is that too weird? It really is our favourite boys name right now. What do you all think? I don't want to hijack this thread but the topic is soooo relevant to us right now!
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I knew a kid called Felix in school. I didn't have calsses with him, but my friend and I would talk to him in the hall all the time. He was a pretty cool guy, sometimes having an "unusual" name makes people all cool and stuff. LOL.
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